Workers topple Santee Cooper generating station’s 300-foot stacks

grainger stacksThe stacks collapsed at 8 a.m. Sunday following a series of small, controlled explosions that weakened them at the base, allowing for what demolition experts call a “controlled fall.” The stacks were final significant structures to be removed in the ongoing dismantling of the station. Read More...

Obama’s budget plan proposes to nix costly MOX project

Released this morning, the spending proposal for fiscal year 2017 asks Congress to appropriate $270 million to pay for the Department of Energy’s MOX project at Savannah River Site, well below the $340 million that was in this year’s budget. Some 1,800 people work on the project. Read More...

City to offer updates on North Main projects

Area residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to attend an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Earlewood Park Community Center. Read More...

Author warns of future where machines replace workers

martin ford 3 webSilicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford noted that various types of automation have been displacing workers for decades. But those workers have always been able to find jobs in other fields, agricultural workers moving to factories for example or factory workers getting more training and moving into office jobs. What is happening now, however, Ford said, is that fewer and fewer jobs are going to be safe from developments in robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  Read More...

Demand for warehouse space drives industrial real estate market

The Columbia Industrial market saw positive absorption in all four quarters in 2015, NAI Avant said in its recent report. Vacancy rates shrank to 10% by Dec. 31 while net absorption spiked at 257,643 square feet in the fourth quarter.  Read More...


Online ads for jobs in South Carolina fall by 200 positions

At the end of January, online help wanted ads for South Carolina totaled 68,200, the Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series. However, the number of ads posted online last month was up 6.2% from 64,200 in January 2015. Read More...

Students choose Steve Harvey T-Mobile pitch as best Super Bowl Ad

cocky award croppedUSC students used special remote controls to evaluate the national commercials on likability, persuasiveness and brand identity. T-Mobile came in first, followed by Heinz with its dachshunds in hot dog suits, while Bud Light and Audi tied for third. Read More...